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2015 Infiniti Q50 Sports Sedan offers premium performance, hospitality and connectivity, plus choice of 3.7-Liter V6 or 3.5-Liter Hybrid

08.08.2015 – Building on Infiniti’s legendary sports sedan styling, performance and technology leadership, the 2015 Infiniti Q50 is designed to offer a distinct level of customer engagement. It begins with a choice of powertrains and world’s first technologies designed to enhance the driving experience, and continues with the fully customizable Infiniti InTuition™ digital environment and Infiniti InTouch™ next-gen smart connectivity, with dual touch-screens and an array of advanced functions.

Now in its second year, the 2015 Infiniti Q50 sports sedan continues to build on its highly successful debut year. Along with outstanding sales, the dramatically styled sports sedan achieved a number of prestigious accolades, including being named a finalist for 2014 World Car of the Year and garnering an “Top Rated Vehicle” award.

The 2014 Q50 also earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-Star overall safety rating (when equipped with Forward Emergency Braking [FEB]) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under the agency’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

For 2015, enhancements include a new Performance Wheel Package, with 19-inch RAYS superlight forged aluminum-alloy wheels and 245/40R19 front / 265/35R19 rear summer tires, which helps add a higher level of handling performance while providing a unique, sporty appearance.

While Infiniti sports sedan exteriors have always been noted for their outstanding proportions and presence, the Infiniti Q50 adds an even higher level of premium style. It reflects the direct influence of the Infiniti Essence concept, while honoring the iconic design dynamics of earlier Infiniti sports sedans.

The Q50’s strong first impression is anchored by the smooth yet dynamic character line arising from its “double arch” grille. The line energetically flows through the bodyside like a wave and merges with the rear end, creating a highly fluid and intriguing profile and fully illustrating the Infiniti Q50’s dynamic and athletic stance. The athletic and tightened appearance blends its lower and wider proportions with enhanced interior roominess to stunning effect inside and out.

Signature Infiniti exterior design features, along with the powerful “double arch” grille, include the dynamic arch roofline and Crescent-cut C-pillar. The front end design is decidedly aggressive, with a sport front fascia offered on the Q50 sport models. The grille’s three-dimensional, textural quality is provided by elaborate detailing of the waved mesh pattern surface and chrome surround, while the distinctive LED headlights and daytime running lights suggest an almost human look.

The lean, robust body sides are designed to anchor the performance stance with a strong, solid “bone” and arched roofline that flows to the Crescent C-pillars that are similar to those that originally appeared on the Essence Concept. In the rear, the side character lines smoothly merge with the shape of the rear LED combination lights. The familiar rear double-arch trunk line completes the strong, unforgettable view from behind. Heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals are standard, while a power sliding and tilting glass sunroof is standard on all models except the base Q50 3.7.

Other exterior refinements include wide door architecture with narrower, roll-formed A- and B-pillar sashes that provide improved ingress and egress, as well as a more open cabin environment. The body design also offers enhanced airflow over both the upper and lower body portions, resulting in a coefficient of drag of just 0.26 (0.27/0.28 for Sport RWD/AWD models). The Q50 also features zero front and rear lift.

The color palette has been specially selected to accent the Q50 contours and sculpted surfaces and includes a range of eight premium colors: Chestnut Bronze, Malbec Black, Liquid Platinum, Graphite Shadow, Black Obsidian, Venetian Ruby, Moonlight White and Hagane Blue.

Performance With a Personal Touch
Two advanced powertrains are offered for the Infiniti Q50 in North America, starting with a refined 3.7-liter aluminum-alloy DOHC 24-valve V6 rated at 328 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The engine features Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) and Variable Valve Event & Lift (VVEL®).

Also available is an advanced hybrid powertrain featuring the Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid® system with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control. It combines a 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V6 and compact laminated lithium-ion battery design with an innovative one-motor/two-clutch motor control. The system’s V6 is rated at 302 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, while the advanced 50 kW electric motor is rated at 67 horsepower and 214 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid system net power is 360 horsepower, providing strong acceleration and lean fuel economy.

The hybrid powertrain is designed to put performance first, without compromising fuel efficiency. It takes full advantage of the electric motor’s instant torque for exceptional acceleration and, in combination with the 3.5-liter V6, provides a sporty driving feel under all driving conditions.

Both Q50 powertrains are matched with an advanced 7-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with manual shift mode and available steering column-mounted magnesium paddle shifters. The Q50 is available in rear-wheel drive and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive with both powertrains.

Precise handling is provided by the 4-wheel independent multi-link suspension. The front is a single pivot double-wishbone design, while the revised rear design utilizes a multi-link design with coil springs and Dual Flow Path® shock absorbers, with increased camber stiffness and improved ride comfort. The suspension features extensive use of lightweight aluminum components, along with front and rear stabilizer bars. A sport-tuned suspension is available with Sport models.

The Q50 rides on 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with machine-finished surface with 225/55R17 all-season run-flat tires. Also available are 19-inch aluminum-alloy sport wheels with 245/40R19 run-flat all-season or summer tires. The new Performance Wheel Package features 19-inch RAYS superlight forged aluminum-alloy wheels with 245/40R19 front / 265/35R19 rear summer tires.

Confident braking is provided by 4-wheel power-assisted vented disc brakes with 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution and Brake Assist. Also available are sport brakes with upgraded rotors, 4-piston front calipers and 2-piston rear. Hybrid models include a regenerative braking system. Steering is provided by a power-assisted vehicle-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion system.

The 2015 Q50 also features available Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering™ technology, a world’s first production vehicle design developed after more than ten years of research. The system allows independent control of the Q50’s tire angle and steering inputs, transmitting the driver’s input to the wheels faster than a mechanical system. The system enhances the direct driving performance feel by quickly and intelligently communicating road surface feedback to the driver. Four combinations of steering settings are offered, allowing customization by driver preference or road conditions. This world’s first technology provides the flexibility for the driver to change both steering effort and the steering gear ratio. A backup mechanical steering system is provided with models utilizing the Direct Adaptive Steering™ technology.

Also offered is another world’s first, Active Lane Control, which uses a camera-based system to further enhance lane-keeping capability. The system is included as part of the Lane Departure Prevention system, not only adjusting to help address unintended lane drift, but also making finer adjustments to the steering input angle for minor road surface changes or crosswinds (as detected by the camera-based, lane marker detection system). By reducing the need to make minor steering input adjustments, the system may help reduce the driver’s effort.

Another way that the Infiniti Q50 raises the performance standards in class is the high degree of available personalization, which is made possible with the Infiniti InTuition™ system, a fully customizable digital environment. The system works with the vehicle’s advanced Intelligent Keys to recognize the vehicle settings for up to four different drivers.

Offering a sense of “my car knows me,” the Intelligent Key can recognize each driver and automatically engage pre-set preferences for driving position (if equipped), heating and cooling, audio, navigation (if equipped), telematics and numerous additional vehicle settings.

Easy setting or changing of settings is accessed through the innovative dual touch-screen displays. In addition, by using the drive mode selector located on the center console, engine, handling and steering adjustments can be instantly tuned, for example, for sport or standard settings (when equipped with Direct Adaptive Steering™).

Matching the inspired Infiniti Q50 design and performance is an interior created to the same extraordinary standards. The interior environment offers a powerful blend of three-dimensional textures, highest craftsmanship and premium quality, combining modern luxury and user-focused advanced technology.

The Q50 interior is also created as an invitation to drive – to celebrate the elation of driving that is often lost in the modern world. As such, special attention was paid to the driver position, offering a generous range of customizable adjustments within a cosseting yet comfortable cockpit.

The Q50’s instrument panel honors Infiniti’s “double wave” design tradition, while updated with an asymmetrical flow from the top of the center cluster to the wide center console. Access to all key operations and controls is designed so that the driver does not need to change driving posture, including use of hard switches, touch panels, Infiniti Controller and Infiniti Drive Mode Selector.

The front and rear seats were developed to help distribute body pressure across a wider range of the upper seating surface. The roomy interior space offers ample front and rear headroom, ample rear knee room enhanced by the thin front seatback design, and greater front seat slide and lift adjustability.

The rear foot room has been expanded by moving the B-pillar forward nearly an inch (versus traditional designs), making it easier to enter and exit. Effective luggage space is among the best in the segment at 13.5 cubic feet with the 3.7-liter V6 and 9.4 cubic feet with the hybrid powertrain.

The Infiniti Q50 features a choice of interior fabrics and colors, including available leather-appointed seating surfaces. Three interior colors are offered: Wheat, Graphite and Stone.

Finishing off the elegant interior is a combination of “Kacchu” aluminum inspired by traditional Samurai armaments and genuine maple wood trim, which is representative of the 16th century Urushi painting technique.

Premium audio systems include an available next-generation Infiniti Studio on Wheels® by Bose® audio system with an instrument panel 3-speaker array (14 speakers total throughout the cabin) and Advanced Staging Technology®. SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and High Definition (HD) radio are standard. Other features include Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, RearView Monitor and available Advanced Climate Control System (ACCS) with Plasmacluster® air purifier and Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection.

Infiniti Connected Technologies
Building on Infiniti’s unique approach to making owners’ lives easier, which includes the Infiniti Personal Assistant™ program with 24-hour access to a live team of professional assistants, the Infiniti InTouch™ telematics system brings the future of in-car connectivity to the Q50 interior today.

Unlike conventional interfaces, the Q50 has not one but two touch capacitive screens with intuitive hand gesture screen operation to easily connect drivers to their lives outside the car.

Along with the large dual screens (LCD/VGA 8-inch upper and 7-inch lower color displays), the Infiniti InTouch™ system is designed to effortlessly synchronize car and driver*.

Content and functions directed to the upper screen includes the most frequently used applications, such as navigation maps. Other content is directed to the lower display screen. The two screens work together so that, for example, the navigation map can be viewed on the top screen while setting destinations or finding points-of-interest can be done on the lower screen. A limited number of critical functions, such as heating and cooling, are operated by hard switches. Content can be customized using easy-to-understand menus.

The final area of segment leadership for the 2015 Infiniti Q50 is its advanced safety systems that build on the long list of safety and security technologies already found in other Infiniti models.

The Infiniti Q50 offers available Intelligent Cruise Control with Full Speed Range, Forward Emergency Braking, Distance Control Assist, Blind Spot Warning, Blind Spot Intervention®, Backup Collision Intervention®, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention with Active Lane Control™, Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) and high beam assist technology.

The available world’s first Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW) system can warn the driver of risks that lie beyond the driver’s field of view. It not only can sense the relative velocity and distance of a vehicle directly ahead, but also of a vehicle traveling in front of the preceding one and can help alert the driver to a potential forward collision.

A Range of Models
The 2015 Infiniti Q50 is available in a range of premium and sport rear-wheel and all-wheel drive models: Q50 3.7, Q50 3.7 AWD, Q50 3.7 Premium, Q50 3.7 AWD Premium, Q50S 3.7, Q50S 3.7 AWD, Q50 Hybrid Premium, Q50 Hybrid AWD Premium, Q50S Hybrid and Q50S Hybrid AWD.

In addition to the long list of standard equipment and features, Q50 3.7 Premium models include a standard power sliding/tilting moonroof, Infiniti Studio on Wheels® by Bose® 14-speaker Premium Audio System, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, auto-dimming inside mirror and heated front seats, with heated steering wheel added for AWD models.

Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Premium models include Direct Adaptive Steering, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, sport-tuned suspension, leather-appointed seating and driver’s seat power lumbar. The rear seat pass-through is not available with Hybrid models.

In addition to the Premium equipment, Q50S 3.7 and Q50S Hybrid models include 19-inch wheels and tires, solid magnesium paddle shifters, aluminum-accented pedals, sport-type leather-appointed front seats with driver power lumbar support and torso bolsters, manual thigh extensions for both front seats, Sport Brakes, sport-tuned suspension (standard on Hybrid models) and the unique front fascia and bumper treatment.

Ten option packages are offered with Q50 3.7 models: Moonroof, Spare Tire, Leather Seating, Navigation, Deluxe Touring, Technology, Sport Tire & Wheel RWD, Sport Tire & Wheel AWD, 60/40 Split-Fold Rear Seat and Pearl Paint. Three packages are offered with Q50 Hybrid: Navigation, Deluxe Technology and Pearl Paint.

Infiniti – What’s New for 2016

08.08.2015 – For 2016, the Infiniti lineup in the United States expands once again, literally, with a new longer, roomier Infiniti QX50 premium crossover. With its wheelbase extended 3.2-inches, the 2016 QX50 offers greatly increased rear passenger room, as well as additional cargo space. It also features new exterior styling.

There are additional changes in store for 2016, starting with the addition of a new 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine for the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan available in the winter of 2016. Other Infiniti Q50 enhancements will be announced at the North American International Auto Show in January. In addition, revisions to the Infiniti QX60 luxury crossover will be announced at that time.

The Infiniti QX80 full-size SUV keeps it fresh for 2016 with a new Signature Edition, which includes Driver Assistance and Split Bench packages, Saddle Tan high-contrast interior, bodyside moldings and chrome mirror caps. The QX80 Special Edition is limited to just 1,000 units. The iconic Infiniti QX70 performance crossover enters the new model year unchanged.

And, following the introduction last year of the new Infiniti Q70 long-wheelbase model, the flagship Q70 sedan enters the 2016 model year with a new Premium Select Edition package for the standard wheelbase models, featuring unique exterior and interior accents, unique 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and a rear decklid spoiler.

Once again in 2016, all Infiniti vehicles come with Infiniti Personal Assistant™, a live 24/7 personal concierge service, included free of charge for the first 12 months of ownership. It’s part of Infiniti’s Total Ownership Experience®, which promises a uniquely enjoyable buying and ownership package – supported by features such as service loan cars, roadside assistance and trip interruption benefits. [For more information please visit]

The enhancements for the 2016 model year are only the beginning. New production models based on the Q30 and QX30 Concepts are currently in development. The 2017 Infiniti QX30 premium active crossover and 2017 Infiniti Q30 premium active compact are both expected to be available in late spring/early summer 2016, followed by the 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe in late summer/early fall 2016. Full details on these vehicles will be available at a later date. As part of the transition to the new lineup, the current Q60 Coupe and Q60 Convertible are ending their production cycles, as is the Q40 Sedan.

Key changes to the 2016 Infiniti lineup include, but are not limited to, the following:

Infiniti Q40
Production of the Q40 ceased in 2015. The Q30 premium compact will be the new entry-level model for the Infiniti brand when it arrives in showrooms in late spring/early summer 2016.

2016 Infiniti Q50

  • Enhanced powertrain and model offerings, including a new 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine
  • Additional details to be announced later in 2015
  • Expected availability: Winter

Infiniti Q60
There will be no 2016 Q60. The 2017 Q60 – based on the Q60 Concept shown in early 2015 – will be available in late-summer/early fall 2016.

2016 Infiniti Q70

  • New Premium Select Edition available on standard wheelbase models (except Hybrid)
  • Offered in five Q70 models: Q70 5.6, Q70 5.6 AWD, Q70 Hybrid, Q70 3.7, Q70 3.7 AWD
  • Offered in four Q70L Long- Wheelbase models: Q70L 5.6, Q70L 5.6 AWD, Q70L 3.7 and Q70L 3.7 AWD
  • Expected availability: November 2015

2016 Infiniti QX50

  • Standard wheelbase extended by 3.2 inches, resulting in significantly increased rear seat roominess – including 4.3 inches of additional legroom and 3.9 inches of added rear knee room
  • Overall, passenger volume has been increased by 8.3 cubic feet, including an additional 2.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity
  • Revised exterior with new LED Daytime Running Lights and LED fog lights, a new side sill design, a new rear fascia and LED side mirror turn signals
  • New 19-inch wheel design
  • New Premium Plus option package added, featuring Infiniti Navigation System, Around View® Monitor (AVM), Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, and Front and Rear Sonar System
  • Power moonroof now standard on all models
  • Heated front seats now standard on all models
  • One new exterior color added (seven total): Hagane Blue
  • Offered in two models: QX50 and QX50 AWD
  • Expected availability: September 2015

2016 Infiniti QX60

  • Details of the 2016 QX60 will be announced at the North American International Auto Show in January 2016
  • Expected availability: Spring 2016

2016 Infiniti QX70

  • No major enhancements for new model year
  • Available now

2016 Infiniti QX80

  • New QX80 Signature Edition – includes Driver Assistance and Split Bench packages, Saddle Tan high-contrast interior, bodyside moldings, chrome mirror caps; limited to 1,000 units (late availability)
  • One new exterior color for QX80 Limited: Hermosa Blue (replaces Liquid Platinum)
  • Offered in three models: QX80, QX80 AWD and QX80 AWD Limited
  • Expected availability: October 2015

Following are features and specification summaries on each 2016 Infiniti model.

2016 Infiniti Q50
Summary Entering its third year in 2016, the Infiniti Q50 again offers distinctive design, engaging performance, world’s first technologies and unmatched levels of connectivity and personalization.Details on the enhancements will be available at a later date.


2016 Infiniti Q70
Summary Infiniti’s flagship sedan features a refined exterior and interior, advanced safety technology and a choice of standard and extended wheelbase (Q70L) models. It is offered in a choice of 5.6-liter V8 and 3.7-liter V6 gasoline engines and a 3.5-liter V6/electric motor hybrid, along with RWD and AWD.
Models/grades Five Q70 models: Q70 5.6, Q70 5.6 AWD, Q70 Hybrid, Q70 3.7, Q70 3.7 AWD
Four Q70L Long-Wheelbase models: Q70L 5.6, Q70L 5.6 AWD, Q70L 3.7 and Q70L 3.7 AWD
Models/grades Premium, Deluxe Touring, Sport, AWD Sport, Sport Touring, Technology, Performance Tire & Wheel, Premium Select Edition
Powertrains 420-horsepower 5.6-liter DOHC 24-valve V8 (416 horsepower for Long-Wheelbase models), 330-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHV 24-valve V6, 360-horsepower (net) Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ System with 3.5-liter V6, 50 kW electric motor and Lithium-ion battery
Transmission 7-speed automatic
Drive configuration Rear-wheel or Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System (Q70 Hybrid rear-wheel drive only)
Suspension Independent double-wishbone front, multi-link rear
Fuel economy
18/26/21 mpg 3.7 / 3.7L 7AT RWD
18/24/20 mpg 3.7 7AT AWD
17/24/20 mpg 3.7L 7AT AWD
29/34/31 mpg 3.5L Hybrid 7AT RWD
16/24/19 mpg 5.6 / 5.6L 7AT RWD
16/23/18 mpg 5.6 / 5.6L 7AT AWD
Key features Standard Japanese Ash wood trim (available silver powdered genuine White Ash wood trim), Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, power sliding glass tinted moonroof and available premium audio and climate control systems
Key technology Infiniti Drive Mode Selector, Active Noise Control, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Blind Spot Intervention® (BSI), Eco Pedal, Active Trace Control, Infiniti Navigation System, Bose® Studio Surround® premium audio system, Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP) systems, Distance Control Assist (DCA), Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts, Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) and Backup Collision Intervention (BCI)


2016 Infiniti QX50
Summary The Infiniti QX50 once again combines a sleek, sculpted, elegant exterior design, exhilarating driving performance and an engaging interior environment. Along with the addition of 3.2 inches to the wheelbase, the 2016 Infiniti QX50 also features a revised exterior that brings its design closer in look and feel to other Infiniti models such as the sporty Q50 sedan. Standard content has also been increased, including the addition of a moonroof for all models.
Models/grades QX50, QX50 AWD
Options/Packages Premium, Premium Plus, Deluxe Touring, Technology
Powertrains 325-horsepower 3.7-liter V6
Transmission 7-speed automatic with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) and manual shift mode with Downshift Rev Matching
Drive configuration Rear-wheel drive or Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System
Suspension Independent double-wishbone front, multi-link rear
Fuel economy
17/24/20 mpg 3.7-liter V6 RWD and AWD
Key features Standard leather-appointed seating, Intelligent Key with push button start, Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System; available advanced audio systems, power up-folding 2nd row seat, power sliding tinted glass moonroof, auto-dimming inside mirror with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, maple interior accents, power tilt and telescopic steering column, heated front seats, Infiniti Navigation, Bose® 11-speaker Premium Audio system
Key technology Available Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Around View® Monitor, Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist (DCA) and Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW)


2016 Infiniti QX60
Summary The popular 3-row / 7-passenger Infiniti QX60 is designed to push the boundaries of what a luxury crossover can be. Its unique features include exceptional seating flexibility and easy access to the roomy 3rd row (without having to remove a 2nd row child seat). Available advanced technology includes Infiniti Connection and Backup Collision Intervention™ (BCI) system.More details on the 2016 QX60 will be available at a later date.
Models/grades To be announced
Options/Packages To be announced
Powertrains 265-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 or 230-horsepower 2.5-liter DOHC supercharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine with 15 kW electric motor, Lithium-ion battery and Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid® system (250 total system horsepower)
Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with manual shift mode
Drive configuration Front-wheel drive or Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System
Suspension Independent double-wishbone front, multilink rear
Fuel economy
To be announced
Key features Emotive styling and craftsmanship, large overall passenger and rear cargo volume, access to 3rd row without removing a 2nd row child seat, Infiniti Connection™ and Infiniti Personal Assistant™, extensive safety and security technologies, available Bose® Cabin Surround® 15-speaker sound system with digital 5.1-channel decoding and Acoustic Waveguide subwoofer
Key technology Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection (MOD), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist (DCA), Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Active Trace Control, Backup Collision Intervention (BCI), Front Pre-Crash Seat Belts


2016 Infiniti QX70
Summary A fusion of craftsmanship, performance and SUV utility. Its aggressive styling and personalized driver’s cockpit serve notice of its performance underpinnings, with its long hood, stretched wheelbase, short front and rear overhangs and available 21-inch wheels and tires.
Models/grades QX70, QX70 AWD
Options/Packages Premium, Deluxe Touring, Sport, Technology
Powertrain 325-horsepower 3.7-liter V6
Transmission 7-speed automatic with Adaptive Shift Control and available solid magnesium paddle shifters
Drive configuration Rear-wheel drive or Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System
Suspension Independent double-wishbone front, multi-link rear
Fuel economy
17/24/19 mpg 3.7-liter V6 RWD
16/22/18 mpg 3.7-liter V6 AWD
Key features Driver-oriented cockpit with intuitive controls, available sport seating, 11-speaker Bose® Premium Audio System, Infiniti Intelligent Key, Infiniti Navigation System, 8-inch color touch-screen display
Key technology Available Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Distance Control Assist (DCA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Around View® Monitor and Moving Object Detection (MOD)


2016 Infiniti QX80
Summary The Infiniti QX80 offers an unmatched combination of power, strength and premium style – capable of transporting up to eight adults and their belongings with spacious elegance. In addition to the ultra-premium QX80 Limited, a new Signature Edition joins the lineup for the 2016 model year (limited to 1000 total units).
Models/grades QX80, QX80 AWD and QX80 AWD Limited
Options/Packages Driver Assistance, Theater, 22-inch Wheel, Split Bench Seat, Deluxe Technology, Signature Edition
Powertrains Standard 5.6-liter V8 engine with Infiniti’s VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) technology and Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™), rated at 400-horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque
Transmission 7-speed automatic
Drive configuration Rear-wheel or Infiniti Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System
Suspension Independent double-wishbone front and rear, with Dual Flow Path® twin tube shock absorbers, stabilizer bars and automatic rear self-leveling system (air), available Hydraulic Body Motion Control system
Fuel economy
To be announced
Key features A high-stiffness frame structure that enhances ride comfort while reducing noise, vibration and harshness, 8,500-pound towing capacity (when properly equipped), standard 7-passenger seating, up to 8-passenger seating capacity with available 2nd row 60/40-split-folding bench seat (replaces 2nd row captain’s chairs and center console), leather-appointed seating for all three rows, available perforated semi-aniline leather seating surfaces, standard Infiniti Navigation System, Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Bose® 13-speaker Premium Audio System and available Bose® Cabin Surround® Sound System with digital 5.1 decoding and 15 speakers, available Theater Package with dual 7-inch color monitors
Key technology Available Intelligent Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention, Distance Control Assist, Intelligent Brake Assist with Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Blind Spot Intervention®, Front Pre-Crash Seatbelts, Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlights, Backup Collision Intervention, Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), High Beam Assist, LED headlights and fog lights

Infiniti reports U.S. sales for July 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 08.03.2015 – Infiniti today reported sales of 10,433 vehicles in the U.S. during July, an increase of 22.2 percent versus the prior year.

Sales of the Q50 sports sedan totaled 3,807, an increase of 54.7 percent. Deliveries of the updated 2015 Q70 luxury performance sedan and new Q70L long wheelbase model increased 110.3 percent.

The QX60 7-passenger luxury crossover was up 68.5 percent, an all-time sales performance record. In all, Infiniti crossovers and sport utility vehicles were up 40.8 percent over prior year.

  2015 2014 % Change
July 2015 Sales 10,433 8,538 22.2
Total 2015 Sales 74,713 67,879 10.1
  July July Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD
2015 2014 % chg 2015 2014 % chg
Infiniti Total 10,433 8,538 22.2 74,713 67,879 10.1
Infiniti Q40 407 1,340 -69.6 8,084 9,781 -17.3
Infiniti Q50 3,807 2,461 54.7 24,207 20,467 18.3
Infiniti Q60 319 682 -53.2 2,611 4,702 -44.5
Infiniti Q70 572 272 110.3 5,056 2,997 68.7
Infiniti QX50 182 226 -19.5 1,614 1,653 -2.4
Infiniti QX60 3,003 2,158 39.2 17,778 15,599 14.0
Infiniti QX70 310 373 -16.9 3,201 3,278 -2.3
Infiniti QX80 1,076 952 8.1 8,402 7,170 17.2
Total Car 5,105 4,755 7.4 39,958 37,947 5.3
Total Truck 5,328 3,783 40.8 34,755 29,932 16.1